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Jefferson Headache Clinic

Has anyone been to the Jefferson Headache Clinic in Philadelphia? My neurologist is sending me there in 2 weeks for an initial consultation and is suggesting that I am hospitalized for at least a week to receive lidocaine infusions. She said that the treatment will likely cause hallucinations, which could be scary or really fun- haha!

Any feedback on the process at the Clinic, what to bring, what to expect, etc would be appreciated!!

  1. Hi,

    I haven't been to the Jefferson but have meet a few of the doctors who work there and they are absolutely wonderful. They are kind, caring and compassionate and are world class migraine specialists too boot!

    Let us know how your appointment goes, OK? Do you have everything read for it? All your questions and concerns mapped out? Let me share some information that may help you get ready for your appointment; https://migraine.com/blog/6-tips-for-optimal-results-at-your-doctors-appointment/ and https://migraine.com/getting-help/prepare-docto-visit/ and https://migraine.com/blog/doctor-patient-communication-set-up-your-own-migraine-summary-document/.

    Good luck!

    Nancy

    1. I would like to see a topic that asks if anyone has been inpatient at any clinic & what was their experience. I'm trying to determine if this is the next course of action for me and would love to read about others' who have done inpatient. Thanks

      1. Once I go through the clinic, I'll definitely post my experience here.

        1. I went there and they had my doc put me in the hospital and come off all meds and start all over again with a clean system. However, that was 13 years ago, I am now getting Botox injections. Botox helps but it isn't a cure. I did like Jefferson though. I guess they would have done more if my insurance covered it but my parents were paying out of their pockets.

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